LINDA PERHACS - The Soul Of All Natural Things

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Asthmatic Kitty | Autor: AS

It offered Heavenly Voices long before this term was invented. She did acid folk even though she wasn't on drugs. Inspired by nature, she even received a real composition. Soundtrack composer Leonard Rosenman ("Jenseits von Eden") was so taken with it that he offered Perhacs to make a record with it. This was published in 1970 and bore the title of the piece in question: "Parallelograms". The album flopped, but soon became a sought-after jewel before being remixed in 2005. Now the Perhacs is back. Many of their tracks are still naturally inspired (title track, "Freely", "Song Of The Planets") and captivate the listener with their incomparable ethereal harmony singing. (Julia Holter and Nite Jewels Ramona Gonzalez sing backings.) "River Of God" and "Freely" have something of the 70s psychedelia of their debut album. The experimental note that made it so special, on the other hand, has almost completely given way to some South American influences here. That's a shame. But can you expect someone over 70 to make the same music as at 27? "The Soul..." is still more than a strong sign of life from the Perhacs, who hopefully continue this time. Top track: The Soul Of All Natural Things

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